Preparation for Our National Workshop on Course, says Kwairanga

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Preparation for Our National Workshop on Course, says Kwairanga

The Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) says it has concluded all arrangements to host this year’s National Workshop in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FTC).

The forum, tagged National Workshop with the theme,
“ Leveraging the financial markets to achieve double digit economic growth for Nigeria”, scheduled for Transcorp Hilton, Abuja, is primarily designed to ensure that the financial market is deployed to grow the economy at national scale.

Commenting on the preparation, the Chairman, Organising Committee, Alhaji Umaru Kwairanga said everything had been put in place to ensure a hitch-free event.

According to him, the Organising Committee which comprises astute professionals in the financial market had secured the acceptance of tested facilitators , top government functionaries and leading Chief Executive Officers to participate at the hybrid Workshop.

“ Strategic publicity is going on. All metrics of preparation have been put in place. Our Committee is working round the clock to ensure a successful outing. We are on course and the fillers we are getting are highly encouraging.”, says Kwairanga.

The Institute’s President.Mr Olatunde Amolegbe, has in a statement said the National Workshop’s Theme was timely in view of the various challenges facing the financial market and the need to reposition the market for optimal utilization by all sectors.

“ As financial engineers and wealth creators, we advise the governments regularly, on the imperative of utilizing the financial market to build infrastructure. This is the basis for this year’s Workshop Theme. Our market is largely untapped despite its potential to generate revenue for accelerated infrastructure development.

“ The Workshop is specially packaged to enable top level decision makers in the government and private sector to come up with initiatives that will enhance overall development of the economy through investment opportunities in the financial market.

“ Over the years, successive governments at all tiers had taken advantage of the market to execute development projects. This model should be renewed as one of the ways to minimize incessant government borrowing. It is not a gain saying that there is a correlation between the development of capital market and the economy.

“ We have assembled seasons market regulators and operators to do justice to the Workshop Theme and come up with a blueprint to enable the government chart a normal course for overall development of the economy.”, says Amolegbe.

On the list of participants are the Secretary to the Federal Government, Mr Boss Mustapha, state governors, ministers. Senators and chief executive officers of leading organizations in the financial market.

Analysts have maintained that Nigeria had always presented an atmosphere of many fault lines as one of them said : “ Rent seeking professionals have I’m taken over the entire economy, forex market, growth is abysmally sluggish and our external reserve is under threat, purchasing power is thinning out as disposable income shrinks daily, unemployment has become a nightmare, foreign investors’ apathy to Nigeria’s business environment, including insecurity real and private equity experts are reluctant to risk their investible funds . The embattled Naira value is expected to further weaken with the ban of Bureau de Change operators from sale of forex by the Central Bank of Nigeria.”

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